Florida Population Has Boomed by More than 319k Residents
According to the Census Bureau, Florida has seen a +1.9% population increase from 2017 to 2021. That is the highest net change for any state in the Union. Florida is doing it right!
With all it's natural wonders, beauty as well as it's people, it is no wonder why Florida has become a popular choice among many Americans. Florida's warm climate, beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife are just some of the reasons why so many people have chosen to move here.
But with the influx of people comes one big problem - the sun! The intense rays coming off the hot Florida sunshine can cause a lot of discomfort and sun damage, both in and out of the car. Fortunately, there is an easy way to protect yourself from UV rays while still enjoying life in Florida – window tinting!
Naples Tint welcomes the 319,000 new residents calling the sunshine state home. Allow us to share the secret to tolerating the scorching sun, all while enjoying all Florida has to offer.
Window Tint Benefits
First, let's talk about the business end of window tint. At first glance, it may appear to simply add privacy for the occupants of the car, truck or SUV. And you would be right. However, the benefits go much deeper than that. Window tint helps reduce glare, blocking out up to 99% of harmful UV rays and also keeps your car much cooler throughout the day. It also enhances the look of your car giving it a classy, professional feel – no matter if you’re driving an old clunker or a sleek new automobile.
Most cars that come from out of state never have had tint on them. But being a Floridian, it is almost mandatory for your vehicle, as the sun is relentless even during the winter months.
Like with any product, there are many variants and varieties of window film. There are basic films that are dyed, and offer some heat rejection, but still offer the UV protection you need. If you wan that radiant heat to be minimized, we suggest you look into ceramic window films. These films will offer the best in heat protection as well as UV protection. No matter which way you go, any of the options will improve the comfort and look of your car, truck or SUV.
Depending on your budget, Naples Tint can help you find which tint works best for you.
Window Tint Laws in Florida
Naples Tint wants to be sure you know the laws in Florida regarding tinting your vehicle. How dark can you tint your car? What is "legal" vs "too dark"? The term used in the law is "VLT" which means volume of light transmission. This means how much percentage of light the film will allow to pass through the glass. Darker window films will allow less. These can be measured by a simple meter that a tint shop will have (as well as law enforcement!).
Currently, the Florida Tint Laws are as follows:
Front Side Windows: No less than 28% VLT
Rear Side Windows: No less than 15% VLT passenger cars, 6% MPV (SUV, bus, etc)
Rear Windows: No less than 15% VLT passenger cars, 6% MPV (SUV, bus, etc)
Windshield: Clear film strip to the A1 line on the glass
The state of Florida does allow medical exemptions to these laws. If you needed the film to be darker, you would simply request a medical exemption and take it to Naples Tint to install the film.
You will not need to be a lawyer or even a window film expert to be sure you are within the legal limits. Naples Tint will navigate the right product for your car to be sure you are within the legal limits. This is what we do every day!
Can You Tint the Windshield?
In the state of Florida, windshields cannot be tinted. However, the statute does state "transparent tint" can be applied. What does this mean? A strip of non-tinted film may be applied to the top of the windshield above the manufacturer's A1 line. This will not only help with glare, but also aid in preventing damage from rocks and other debris that could hit your windshield while driving.
To keep up the heat rejection, there are special clear window films that can be applied to windshields that offer the benefits of window tint, but never making the windshield darker - keeping you legal.
At Naples Tint, our highly trained professionals are well versed in Florida's window tint laws and statutes. We are dedicated to helping you find the perfect solution for your car and needs - legally, of course!
So if you're new to Florida or just visiting, make sure to stop by Naples Tint for all your window tinting needs. We can help keep the sun out of your eyes, reduce the heat and help keep your vehicle looking great!
Window Tint for Your New Home
Now that you are a bonafide Floridian, you will noticed your air conditioner run quite often... all day long! That is very normal for Florida (and Naples) residents. So, how do you make your home more efficient?
There are many things you can do to your home to help this. One of the most cost effective ways would be to tint your windows. Window films can help reduce up to 80% of solar heat gain, reducing the amount of energy needed to keep your home cool.
Not only will this make it more efficient, but you get many other benefits as well. This includes reduced UV fading (for furniture and carpet) and improved comfort. You can choose from many shades of tint that will give you the privacy you need while still allowing a beautiful view from the inside.
Just like automotive tint, there are many shades and colors for your home as well. From silver to copper and even clear films, you have many options. Naples Tint can show you how they look and explain the differences.
Decorative Window Film for Your New Home
How about a touch of Florida to add to your bathroom? Maybe you want that door to look fresh, but do not want to price out expensive glasswork. Decorative window film may also be something to look into.
There are many different types of films that can be used for this. Patterns and colors range from leaves to stripes, If you have a glass door in your home or office, decorative window film is also an option. This would add privacy without sacrificing the natural light entering the room.
Regardless of what type of tinting you may need, Naples Tint has the solutions for you. From automotive tinting to residential and commercial, Naples Tint has the knowledge to get your vehicle or home looking great in no time! Give us a call today and see what we can do for you!
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